Friday, June 15, 2012

Myanmar conflict spurs hatred for Asia's outcasts

The United Nations labor organization lifted 13-year-old restrictions on Myanmar 
that may clear the way for the former dictatorship to sell more goods 
to the European Union. 


Suu Kyi urges care as world reaches out to Myanmar

GENEVA (AP) — Foreign investment must help — not hurt — 
Myanmar's goal of moving toward full democracy, opposition 
leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Thursday as she welcomed 
efforts to reach out to her country while it emerges 
from decades of isolation under military rule.

11 Burmese ‘Slaves’ Rescued From Thai Fishing Boats

Eleven Burmese migrants were rescued when the fishing boats 
they were forced to work on were raided by a team of 
Thai Department of Special Investigation (DSI) officers 
on Wednesday at Tambon Saem San in Chonburi near Bangkok.

Suu Kyi: “We need precise laws on citizenship”

Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi emphasised the need for
 “precise laws on citizenship” and “uncorrupted border vigilance” 
to address ongoing sectarian strife in Burma’s western Arakan state, 
at a press conference in Geneva on Thursday.

Rakhine Conflict Highlights Law Concerns

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks of the 
underlying problems over communal violence in Rakhine.

Suu Kyi pleads for workers' rights at UN in Geneva

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called for support for 
democracy in Burma, on her first visit to Europe since 1988.